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Integration and miniaturization trends

Passive embedding

Thanks to new materials and integration technologies the embedding and integration of passive components is making great advances. New miniaturized components designed specifically for embedding enable even more compact and reliable systems.

October 2014
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Aluminum electrolytic capacitors

Compact snap-in series with significantly increased ripple current capability

TDK Corporation presents a new series of EPCOS snap-in aluminum electrolytic capacitors. They are characterized by a ripple current capability that is up to 25 percent higher than for the types of the preceding EPCOS series.

October 2014
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Inductors

Leaded RF chokes with high current capability

TDK Corporation presents new EPCOS leaded RF chokes with high current capability. The series with designation LBC+ offers components for rated currents of up to 4450 mA at saturation currents of up to 7700 mA.

September 2014
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Power Quality Solutions

Active harmonic filters for optimized power quality

TDK Corporation presents the new EPCOS PQSine™ series of active harmonic filters that optimize power quality. The modular filter systems are designed for 3-phase networks with and without neutral conductors at voltages from 200 V AC to 480 V AC and 50/60 Hz.

September 2014
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Piezo components for automotive

New EPCOS copper piezo actuators set benchmark

TDK Corporation presents the third generation of EPCOS piezo actuators with copper internal electrodes, which offer both improved performance and higher cost-effectiveness. These innovative actuators are characterized by their outstanding stability and reliability.

August 2014
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EMC components

Automotive feedthrough filters with high current capability

TDK Corporation has developed a new series of 3-terminal feedthrough filters that are designed to meet the automotive industry’s demands for EMC components in emerging safety and infotainment applications.

July 2014
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Power factor correction

Controllers for up to 32 thyristor modules via RS485

TDK Corporation has extended its BR7000 series of EPCOS power factor controllers with two new types. The BR7000-I-TH controller offers 12 relay outputs for capacitor contactors and 12 transistor outputs for thyristor modules. The BR7000-I-TH/S485 features an additional RS485 bus interface that allows up to another 32 EPCOS TSM-LC-S thyristor modules to be controlled.

May 2014
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Power factor correction

High-performance thyristor module with data logging

TDK Corporation presents the new EPCOS TSM-LC-S thyristor module for dynamic power factor correction (PFC). It is designed for voltages of 200 V AC to 440 V AC (50/60 Hz) and is suitable for compensating reactive powers of up to 55 kvar.

May 2014
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Multilayer ceramic chip capacitors

Soft-termination MLCCs with high flex cracking resistance

TDK Corporation presents a new series of soft-termination MLCCs that are specially designed to withstand flex cracking caused by bending stresses to the PCB.

April 2014
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Current sensors

Clamp AC current sensors for power distribution panels

TDK Corporation announces the development of the CCT series of clamp AC current sensors, whose two types are rated for up to 30 A and up to 100 A, respectively. They are thus suitable for power distribution panels in a variety of energy management systems.

April 2014
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Ferrite cores

Modular stackable U-cores for flexible large designs

TDK Corporation has developed a new kind of ferrite core: EPCOS stackable U-cores feature a unique modular ferrite design that offers flexibility and economy for high-voltage transformer and HF filter applications.

April 2014
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Power capacitors

Extended range with higher energy density

TDK Corporation has extended its range of EPCOS MKK power capacitors. The new MKK DCi-R series B25640* with resin impregnation is based on the proven MKK DC series with gas impregnation and MKK DC-I with oil impregnation.

April 2014
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RF components

Industry’s smallest multilayer diplexer

TDK Corporation has developed a new multilayer diplexer in case size IEC 1005 for the implementation of 2.4 GHz/5 GHz band WLAN in smartphones and other mobile devices.

March 2014
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EMC components

LCL filters for recuperative frequency converter systems

TDK Corporation presents a new series of EPCOS LCL filters (B84143*405) for recuperative frequency converter systems. These high-performance filters consist of a power choke, a capacitor bank with damping resistors and a robust choke.

February 2014
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Micro modules

World’s smallest Bluetooth Smart module in production

TDK Corporation presents an ultra compact Bluetooth low energy module designed for the Bluetooth 4.0 low energy (LE) specification, which is being marketed as Bluetooth Smart.

February 2014
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EMC components

Broad range of motor chokes up to 1500 A

TDK Corporation presents a new series of EPCOS motor chokes for the output side of frequency converters. These components, also known as dv/dt chokes, are designed for a rated voltage of 520 V AC.

January 2014
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Acoustic components

MEMS microphone with outstanding SNR

TDK Corporation has extended its range of EPCOS MEMS microphones with the new C928 type. This microphone is distinguished by its particularly high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 66 dB(A) in the frequency range between 20 Hz and 20 kHz.

January 2014
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Inductors

Compact metal power inductors for mobile devices

TDK Corporation presents the new VLS-HBX series of compact metal power inductors, which feature a very low profile of just 1.0 mm, combined with a high current capability.

December 2013
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EMC components

World’s smallest common-mode choke for CAN and FlexRay

TDK Corporation presents the new ACT1210 series of common-mode chokes for both CAN and FlexRay bus systems. With their compact dimensions of just 3.2 mm x 2.5 mm x 2.4 mm, the chokes are the world’s smallest.

November 2013
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Inductors

Portfolio of 2220 SMT inductors extended

TDK Corporation has significantly extended of its portfolio of EPCOS SMT inductors in case size 2220 (EIA). The new SIMID 2220-T (B82442T*) series covers inductance values in the range from 1.0 μH to 10 000 μH (E12 series).

November 2013